Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Butterick 5526 - Mood Tencel Twill

I don’t know about you all but I cannot get enough of the color, Mustard for fall.  Also, pairing it with not the usual black or denim but expanding my thinking to other colors, in this case these  Merlot pants (Loft 2 years ago).  I am thinking my Olive twill pants, too

Mood Fabrics’ has the perfect Mustard for Fall, Mustard Tencel Twill and it was a dream to sew.

This tencel has the best drape and works perfectly for a dressier blouse and in my case Butterick 5526 was the perfect pattern choice.  I love the front pockets, the pleats on the pocket which just adds a bit more to the blouse.  The tencel does come in seven other colors so you can get the look you want for fall or any other time.
I have made this blouse a few times and I like how it is a more fitted option, especially compared to the Archer Blouse (which I have made so many times).  The shoulders are spot on for me, after making this one, I went back to my pattern and did a FBA of about 1/2″ .  The blouse has one inch added to the length and one inch to the sleeves.  I made a size 12 in this blouse

This fabric does fray easily, so have the serger ready for the seam finish.  It took a couple of nights to construct this blouse and I used a new foot on my Pfaff to sew on the buttons.  Oh, that was amazing, it took me about 10 minutes to sew on all those buttons.

Here is the foot in action - the white plastic clip moves forward if you want to sew on a button with thread shank.

19 is the stitch I used for sewing the button this is in Menu1.3 on the Pfaff Creative Icon

I did put the pockets on per the pattern markings, I feel like they are just a bit too high.  I pulled out the seam ripper but the backstitching had different ideas.  Yep, at the top of the pocket, the backstitching was a bit too tight and there was hole in the fabric.  So the pockets stayed in the original position
I am trying to really style my newly made garments with several options in my closet, I have two garments from Mood Sewing Network previous makes and a RTW long cardigan.
I thought I would share these, my Tweed Moto Jacket, made from a wool tweed and McCall’s 7694

Then my stripe knit using a Fulton Blazer in this original Mood Sewing Network Post

Finally, the RTW cardigan:

I had so much fun making this blouse and fun taking photos, too.  So hurry and go get some of this fabric, it is so good.  I am just hanging out enjoying fall!

Disclosure - The fabric for this post was provided by Mood Fabrics in exchange for a blog post on Mood Sewciety.  The opinions about the fabric are all mine


  1. Anonymous9:59 AM

    I especially like the cardigan and striped jacket with your new blouse. I would love to see your closets that hold all of the projects you have made....:-)

    1. Thanks, Sandy, I did quite a bit of downsizing in my closet recently. Kept my favorites, passed lots onto daughters and to a couple of friends. If I hadn't worn it in a year, then it went on. I figured there was a reason I hadn't worn it.

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